Friday 11th June 2021
This week saw the first RAF family move into newly refurbished Service Families Accommodation (SFA) at RAF Waddington as part of Project Speed.
Military homes at RAF Waddington, including that of Chief Tech Brindley and his family, are currently being refurbished thanks to additional Government funding. The 37 Service Family Accommodation properties at RAF Waddington are part of nearly 600 homes being upgraded across the Royal Air Force, with around 3000 improved for the Armed Forces nationally.
Project Speed, is being undertaken by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and contractors Amey, thanks to additional funding for military accommodation which was announced by the Chancellor and Secretary of State for Defence in July 2020. The programme will significantly improve living conditions for thousands of military personnel and their families.
Pictured is Air Commodore Savage, the Head of DIO Regional Delivery for Accommodation, handing over the refurbished home to Chief Tech Brindley. Commenting on the new home Chief Tech Brindley said, “I am really pleased with our refurbished house. It’s been completely redecorated and finished to a high spec with a new kitchen and bathroom, USB ports and upgraded windows. I’m looking forward to some family time in our new house and I think these refurbishments will definitely benefit future families moving to RAF Waddington.”
Group Captain Kilvington, the Station Commander at Waddington said, “It is fantastic to see the results of Project Speed first-hand, this is a significant whole force effort that directly impacts our service personnel and their families for the better. At RAF Waddington one of my key priorities is to look after our people and I know these improvements will have a hugely positive benefit, not just here but across the MOD.”
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